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PositiveVibez Sat 30-Mar-19 23:52:36

Just watching an old show. Aibu to think that if he were alive today, he would have a bloody field day!

Ali1cedowntherabbithole Mon 01-Apr-19 20:06:42

Helena. Imagine a smart speaker monologue grin

HelenaDove Mon 01-Apr-19 19:53:25

I would love to have heard hear Daves views on............

Social media

Internet porn
Reality TV

TitilatedOcelot Mon 01-Apr-19 19:38:43

I always think of Father Ted as being much later, almost more recent tv. Can't believe it finished that long ago, now I really do feel old!

Just googled and found an interview with Pauline McLynn (Mrs Doyle) saying the writers were desperate to have DA in the show, but it never worked out.

Wauden Mon 01-Apr-19 18:52:52

I saw him first, so you can wait until I have descended into filth with him.
I may be some time.grin

ALongHardWinter Mon 01-Apr-19 18:07:54

I loved Dave Allen. I think his 'Funeral Race' sketch was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (sorry don't know how to do links but it's easy to find on YouTube).

HelenaDove Mon 01-Apr-19 17:54:59

He died in 2005 Father Ted ended in 1998.

TitilatedOcelot Mon 01-Apr-19 17:41:31

I'm also confused about the descending into filth comment - I don't remember that!

TitilatedOcelot Mon 01-Apr-19 17:39:59

My (catholic) mum's favourite - I grew up watching him, like others on this thread. Shame he wasn't still around for a guest appearance on Father Ted.

Caught some of the tribute on Sat night. The biopic with Aiden Gillen was interesting, but showed that it wasn't just what DA said, it was the way he said it. Hearing an actor recreate the monologues and sketches wasn't the same, they lacked the charisma and twinkle of DA's delivery's.

Agree with others, his show has stood the test of time and he was a v attractive man - never really noticed that before. Will be rewatching on iPlayer later.

HelenaDove Mon 01-Apr-19 15:55:18

His youngest is a boy and he is named Cullen after Daves father.

Topseyt Mon 01-Apr-19 14:08:22

I always liked him. I am confused by the comment that he descended into filth. He didn't. Anyone who says he did must have watched a different Dave Allen to me.

He was very good at pointing out irony and absurdity. He regularly did send-ups of the church, most regularly the Roman Catholic church. No harm there, it is fair game for it.

OutInTheCountry Mon 01-Apr-19 13:58:39

I watched him as a kid and loved him, I was also weirdly aware that I fancied him, watching him now as an adult I stand by that. If it's the programme I'm thinking of then I watched it a while back and was struck by what a lovely guy he was. So sad that he didn't get to meet his youngest but how lovely that she has all his work to look back on.

TwitterQueen1 Mon 01-Apr-19 13:53:39

Please someone tell me what the 'filth' was! I want to know!

AlexaAmbidextra Mon 01-Apr-19 13:52:29

Too bad, Alexa ... being an old gimmer I'm almost certainly older than you, and I saw him first!! grin

😂. I’m an old gimmer too. If he was still alive I’d offer to fight you for him.

Puzzledandpissedoff Mon 01-Apr-19 13:40:14

I’d quite happily have descended into filth with him given the opportunity

Too bad, Alexa ... being an old gimmer I'm almost certainly older than you, and I saw him first!! grin

longwayoff Mon 01-Apr-19 09:08:15

Filth? Crumbs, tender sensibilities here.

ShatnersWigIsActuallyAMammoth Mon 01-Apr-19 08:35:00

Found him hilarious when I was little and still do. I knew someone (also now dead) who knew him for some years as they lived in the same place. Always spoke very, very highly of him as being a very down to earth guy, no showbiz, would do anything for anyone.

Lungelady Mon 01-Apr-19 08:30:10

Are you Mary Whitehouse?
alwxa there is a queue

AlexaAmbidextra Mon 01-Apr-19 03:57:32

I seem to remember though that he descended into filth

Filth you say? I’d quite happily have descended into filth with him given the opportunity. 😈

Rumboogie Mon 01-Apr-19 00:38:58

I seem to remember though that he descended into filth

Willow2017 Mon 01-Apr-19 00:20:53

Been watching the compilation show and the documentary

Still as funny today, laughing my socks off. He was incredibly clever at pointing out absurdities and inconsistsncies in all walks of life through humour. No nastiness like many comedians, just gently prodding us and asking us to look closer at something.
Wish they would rerun all his shows.

Used to have a crush on him watching with my parents😁 (Still find him hugely attractive😀)

"Nose knickers" 😂😂

Ontheboardwalk Sun 31-Mar-19 22:33:49

MillyMollyMandie I hope your Granny tutted or shook her head before she laughed out loud. I bet it was great seeing her laugh like she did.

I never saw my Grandma laugh like she did at Dave Allen

MulticolourMophead Sun 31-Mar-19 20:41:20

He demonstrates what so many modern comedians lack; no constant shouting, no endless bad language

I once went to see him live, and he did drop the f bomb a number of times. Still bloody funny, though grin

Notastepparentbut Sun 31-Mar-19 20:35:13

I had forgotten just how beautiful he was. Really really good looking.

Ali1cedowntherabbithole Sun 31-Mar-19 20:31:33

Loved watching him with my Dad as a teenager while DM virtually disowned us. Very funny guy.

I loved the anti-apartheid gag last night, so beautifully observed and so pointed.

CaptainJaneway62 Sun 31-Mar-19 20:23:56

Absolutely loved Dave Allen. Fantastic comedian and so good looking. Just hooked to the TV as a kid watching him!

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